Upgrading America’s Infrastructure

Oakland aims for clean energy fix to health, jobs gap


What does the way a city gets its power have to do with the local job market and the health of its citizen?

If you ask Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, a lot.

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California’s latest pioneering climate laws provide a model for the country


We need to change the way we fight climate change.

There is a growing movement across the country working hard to keep fossil fuels in the ground. Two weeks ago Native Americans resisting the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota were attacked by dogs, which were paid for by the fossil fuel company that is trying to build the pipeline. Just days later on Sept. 9, they won a first victory from the Obama Administration who paused construction on the pipeline. Meanwhile, Louisiana was underwater for nearly a month; the West Coast is burning in wildfires; and sunny day flooding across the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts are here.

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Obama admin blocks DAPL pipeline pending review


Just minutes after the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled against the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe today, three federal agencies stepped in to block the Dakota Access Pipeline “pending a thorough review and reconsideration of the process."

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The Feministing Five: Vien Truong


To put it mildly, Vien Truong is an environmental justice superstar.

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